Maryland Access Point is the state’s resource gateway for older adults and individuals with disabilities, offering information about community services such as assisted living, meals, medication management, Medicare, Medicaid, caregiver support, transportation, personal care, healthy living and resources for dealing with issues like Alzheimer’s, dementia, chronic diseases and brain injury.
In Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City, each local governing body designates an Area Agency on Aging, or AAA. Local agencies on aging provide a variety of adult services, incorporating assisted living, protective services and temporary disability programs.
The Maryland Department of Human Resources Office of Adult Services focuses on the needs of elderly, disabled and vulnerable adults. The office coordinates with community-based organizations and local services to aid the vulnerable adult population and promote their safety, stability and independence.
Partners In Care is a private nonprofit organization offering programs and services that support the independence of adults 60 and older in Anne Arundel, Frederick and the Mid-Shore counties. Members volunteer to help each other with neighborly services such as transportation, handyman repairs, person-centered support and social engagement. In exchange, members ask for assistance when needed.
The VA offers a number of services for veterans and their caregivers. Whether the veteran and caregiver could use some help at home or just need someone to talk to, contact the VA to learn more about the variety of family caregiving services it offers.
The Respite Care program offers short-term care to provide rest and renewal to primary family caregivers by relieving them of caregiving duties. The program serves children and adults with developmental disabilities and adults with functional disabilities and their families.
The commission acts as the “voice of the caregiver” and identifies the needs and challenges faced by family caregivers caring for those across the life span. The purpose of the commission is to advocate for and empower caregivers and make recommendations for effective public policies and the coordination of services.
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